A person was hit and killed in Plaistow, New Hampshire, by an Amtrak Downeaster train Friday afternoon. The victim was killed behind the Home Depot on Plaistow Road. There are no further details at this time.
Accident Data Center focuses on providing information and resources for people who have been injured, and for the families of those killed, to make decisions and get help. While the majority of accidents we report on are car crashes, we also see all other types of accidents including bicycle, pedestrian, boating, commercial trucking, aircraft, and motorcycle accidents.
While it is true that car collisions are by far the most frequent type of accident, here is recent data (2013) that illustrates the relative frequency of other kinds of crashes:
- Pedestrian fatalities were 13 per day, and pedestrian injuries were 181, resulting in an annual total of 4,735 fatalities and 66,000 injuries;
- Annual motorcycle fatalities were 4,668, and motorcycle injuries were 88,000;
- 41% of motorcycle fatalities for the year involved unhelmeted riders;
- Commercial trucking accidents resulted in 3,964 fatalities and 95,000 injuries;
- Bicycle crashes resulted in 743 fatalities and 48,000 injuries for the year.
While there have been great improvements made in overall safety statistics over the years, it is our wish that these accident numbers are brought down to zero. Until then, Accident Data Center will strive to provide up-to-date information, resources, and support for all those involved in accidents.
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office has identified the man who was hit and killed by a city bus on the H-1 Freeway Wednesday, April 22nd. The victim was Hawaiian Island resident Brandon Pinpherk, 30.
At least one person was severely hurt early Saturday morning when a motorcyclist smashed into a tree on Forest Street. There is no more information at this time.
The single-vehicle crash was reported at 6:50 a.m., and involved a sedan that hit the median wall. The car then came to rest in the middle of I-65, blocking all lanes.
Initial reports did not include any injuries.
Driver of a Volkswagen Passat crashed into two men riding motorcycles just after 1 a.m., Saturday. The motorcyclists Kevin L.
Hank Golden, 24, hit a pickup truck with his motorcycle around 8 p.m Friday night at the intersection of US-17 and the exit ramp of Interstate 295 in North Jacksonville.
A Nissan collides with a military Humvee on the NJ Turnpike, leaving multiple people hospitalized and the driver of the Humvee airlifted from the scene in critical condition. Four soldiers and two civilians were injured in the 11:30 p.m.
One person is killed in a car crash in Butler Township, Adams County. According to Police, the car was traveling north on Old Carlisle Road when the driver lost control and veered onto the right side of the roadway, brought the car back onto the road, then glided into the southbound lane.&nb
A car crashed into a pole in Brookline, Massachusetts Saturday morning. This resultued in temporarily closing down part of Route 9. There have not been any injurt reports at this time.
Car crash around 5:25 a.m. on the PA Turnpike at milepost 355.1 eastbound in a construction zone just past the Bensalem Exit 351; killed driver and injured three construction workers.
Two people were killed and a third person was hurt after a car crash in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The accident happened around 2 a.m.
A truck hauling cotton seed was traveling on Highway 49 when the vehicle overturned on a curve, spilling out its load. A passenger in the truck sustained minor injuries, but no one else was hurt. Traffic is slow in the area and officials say it may take 2 or 3 hours to clear the site.
A semitrailer hauling seven vehicles was traveling on Eastbound I-80 when the driver took a turn too fast and the vehicle rolled. The driver did not suffer serious injuries.
An accident took place around 7:30 a.m. at the City of Houghton Public Works garagethat took the life of one and injured another. An unoccupied dump truck ran over two people, fatally injuring a 48-year-old man and sending a 49-year-old man to the hospital. No names have been released.
Delaware State Police say a man who was trespassing on the tracks was hit by a southbound Amtrak Acela Express train at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The accident happened near the Claymont station in Claymont, Delaware. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
On Airways Boulevard near Interstate-240, a tow truck rear-ended a MATA bus, causing an accident that injured eight people and involved a total of four vehicles. Little information is currently available, check back for updates.
An accident involving two SUVs, a pickup, a minivan, and an 18-wheeler left at least five people hospitalized. Victory drive is closed between 10th Avenue and Jackson Avenue.
It is still unclear what caused the accident, but it has been confirmed that 3-year-old Ashton Moore is dead from injuries sustained when the car he was riding in collided with a Pepsi truck at Mauldin Road and South Pleasantburg Drive.
A semi-truck with a trailer full of white powder used in cosmetics was making a sharp turn at South Park Avenue and Crawford Road at about 6:00am, when its trailer became disconnected and moved into the path of a tanker truck driven by Jermon Jeffers, 40, who collided with it head-on.
A man who sped away from a Larimer County Sheriff's Deputy died when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed during a high-speed chase early Sunday in Fort Collins, Colorado. The chase began around 12:30 a.m., when the deputy spotted a silver BMW sedan blocking the westbound lanes of
A 43-year-old Topeka man, Brian F.
At about 5:45 a.m., 24-year-old Jonathan Long was driving a Daily News delivery truck southbound on Nostrand Avenue when he was t-boned by a green taxi driven by Tazul Islam, 26, at the intersection with Flushing Avenue. It is still unclear who had the right of way.
A motorcyclist was killed after hitting a car at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Shirley Street around 10 p.m. There were two people in the car who were taken to a local hospital with injuries they are expected to recover from.
One person was killed and two are in critical condition from car two motorcycles colliding on the southbound Dallas North Tollway Ramp to eastbound President George Bush Turnpike around 5 a.m.
An 8-year-old child is dead after a semi broadsides a pickup in Pine County Friday just before 8 a.m. A Ford truck driven by 31-year-old Colette Stadin was stopped at a stop sign on Deerfield Lane and Highway 23 when she pulled forward and was struck on the side by a semi traveling